Woohoo! We have nine participants this year! Which up from last year’s 12 week challenge of four.
I want to personally thank everyone for showing up to participate! Despite the dark dreary rainy weather we had fun!
The 12 week challenge is a small sacrifice of your time to improve your health and wellbeing. I was speaking with a co-worker about my health plan and how I would work towards achieving my goals. He asked me why I wouldn’t be playing any games with our group of friends during the 12 week challenge. I told him during the competition I was going to be very focused and goal oriented until it was over. It’s not that I don’t enjoy spending time with my friends doing fun activities; but right now, this is event my priority.
Too often we make excuses why we can’t do something then those justifications are full-filled. I want to go eat out with my friends and family, therefore I don’t have time. I need to relax at home after a long day at work, I don’t like going to the gym because it is boring. There can be a thousand different reasons why you can’t do something but never one motive as to why you can. That is why the 12 weeks is so important to me. No more excuses or delays as to why I can’t be healthier. We can all wish to be healthy but unless you are willing to do something about it, poor health will never change. I want to be the man I dream about becoming. I want to achieve a healthy sustainable lifestyle that is flexible and fun. I am truly excited by this process and believe in it. For me, I generally prefer to exercise with others. I push myself harder and stay motivated longer. Whereas I hear some people say they prefer to exercise alone but then don’t hold themselves accountable to exercise and to eat clean. So for 12 weeks, put aside your excuses. Put aside your past disappointment. Put aside the negativity. If you can’t give yourself the best effort, for 12 weeks, then how can you expect to do it for 52 weeks the rest of your life?
Have fun! Rock on! And I will congratulate proudly all my brothers and sisters that complete this journey we shared in together!
This is your life! Make the best of it!